Design Principles for National Progression Awards
National Progression Awards will have the following features:
SCQF level and SCQF credit points
- National Progression Awards can be set at SCQF levels 2-6
- National Progression Awards will have a minimum credit value of 12 SCQF credit points (at least 2 Units)
- At least half of the credit points will be at the level of the Group Award. Where half of the Unit credits in an NPA are at one level and half are at another level there should be a strong rationale provided which determines the overall SCQF level.
National Occupational Standards National Progression Awards must be aligned to National Occupational Standards or other professional or trade body standards, as appropriate to the Group Award.